Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Cape Cod

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Cape Cod home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance necessary. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to imply no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation smooth and efficient does entail periodically checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as swapping out filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. In addition to that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Atlantic Well Drilling. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the calculated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for information on the right maintenance procedures. It’s enough to say here that examining fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that have to be changed periodically: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch airborne particles sucked in throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Usually, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of satisfactory filters that can be helpful to those racked with allergies.

The most prevalent geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be taken out of the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s vital that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, however, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or consult with the experts at Atlantic Well Drilling. We’re at your service!